MEXICO CITY (APR) – A Fly Jamaica airline that had taken off from Georgetown airport, in Guyana, bound for Toronto, Canada, was forced to return 10 minutes later and make a landing of emergency where you are the people were hurt.
The Boeing 757-200 took a 10-minute flight to Toronto when it encountered a "technical problem," Fly Jamaica reported in his Twitter account.
The landing took place in the dark, in the early hours of this Friday.
"We can confirm that Fly Jamaica's OJ256 flight to Toronto returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and suffered an accident at the landing.
"Right now, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe, we are providing local assistance and will publish more information as soon as they are available," the airline said in a statement.
However, Georgetown Airport Operator said that six people, including passengers and crew members, were injured during the "emergency landing", adding that none of the wounds were life-threatening.
The 757 aircraft suffered substantial damage to the wing and to the starboard engine as well as to the landing gear.
The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) reopened a few hours after the Fly Jamaica aircraft made the emergency landing.
The eight crew members are citizens of Guyana and two Jamaicans, and one is American, 82 are Canadian, 35 are from Guyana, one from Pakistan and one from Trinidad.
The public infrastructure minister David Patterson has confirmed that six people were injured during the accident and that they were treated at Diamond Regional Hospital.
"Everyone is stable and controlled," said Patterson, adding that none of the passengers and crew had "broken bones or something".
Fly Jamaica Airways was certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Jamaica (JCAA) in September 2012 and was authorized to operate in the United States in December of the same year.
With information from Notimex